BOOM! Studios is pumped to announce Hi-Fi Fight Club, a new series launching in August from filmmaker Carly Usdin (Suicide Kale, RuPaul’s Drag Race) and artist Nina Vakueva (Lilith’s Word). Hi-Fi Fight Club is a music-infused, action-adventure series that takes rock ’n’ roll fandom out of the record store and into the streets.
The year: 1998. The place: New Jersey. Chris has just started the teen dream job: working at Vinyl Mayhem, the local record store. She’s prepared to deal with anything—misogynistic metalheads, grunge wannabes, even a crush on her wicked cute co-worker, Maggie. But when Rory Gory, the staff’s favorite singer, mysteriously vanishes the night before her band’s show in town, Chris finds out her co-workers are doing more than just sorting vinyl…her local indie record store is also a front for a teen girl vigilante fight club!
“Hi-Fi Fight Club is equal parts Empire Records and The Baby-Sitters Club, with a little D.E.B.S., Scott Pilgrim, and Lumberjanes in there as well. It’s a fantasy based on my life growing up in New Jersey in the ’90s. All I wanted to do was to work at a record store and be a superhero. Music was my primary means for self-discovery and I look back on that time period very fondly. There’s also some wish-fulfillment on a deeply personal level as I do often wish I had come out in high school instead of waiting until college.” – Carly Usdin
“I love creating and developing characters for stories, so I look forward to learning more about our Hi-Fi Fight Club cast through their actions and speech, coming up with special gestures and facial expressions for them, and designing their individual styles. Plus, with the story set in the ’90s, it’s been a nice bonus browsing through a lot of fashion photos from that period!” – Nina Vakueva
Hi-Fi Fight Club #1 will be available wherever comics are sold this August.